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Fractures

Fractures may be the most common reason a patient seeks medical attention from an orthopedic doctor. A fracture (broken bone) can happen if you fall or get hurt at work or in an automobile accident. Kids can fall off their bike and break a bone or get injured during sports. Adults can break a hip if they take a hard fall, especially if their bones are weakened from osteoporosis.

At Beverly Hills Orthopaedics, our fracture care specialists treat pelvic (hip) fractures and upper and lower extremity fractures (broken arm, broken leg, etc.). We take care of any type of broken bones except for spine (back and neck) fractures.

If you’ve recently been involved in an accident or suffered an injury, you should seek medical attention right away. The doctor will want to do an X-ray to examine the fracture in detail. Fractures are classified as follows:

  • Complete Fracture: The bone is completely broken into separate pieces
  • Incomplete or Partial Fracture: A crack that does not completely break the bone into two pieces
  • Greenstick Fracture: An incomplete fracture with a bowed bone; it is more common in children
  • Compound or Open Fracture: The bone fragments penetrate the skin
  • Simple or Closed Fracture: The bone fragments do not penetrate the skin

For most fractures, the bones will be set in a cast and allowed to naturally heal, and the doctor will discuss your options for rehabilitation and controlling the pain. Surgery is typically not recommended unless the fracture does not heal properly, or if the broken bones are unlikely to remain aligned in a cast.

We also take care of complex fractures and orthopedic trauma.

For your convenience, Beverly Hills Orthopaedics offers onsite X-rays. You won’t have to go to another office or make a separate appointment for X-rays.

If you have a broken bone, you need to see an orthopedic doctor as soon as possible. Call (248) 644-3920 to make an appointment and we’ll get you scheduled as quickly as possible so that you start healing.